This new fundraising event is the brainchild of Janie Criner, Executive Director of Child Watch Counseling & Advocacy Center, Inc., and CASA of McCracken County. Janie was having a great time watching karaoke one night at a local establishment.
“I saw people literally throwing money into the tip jar to sing and to support their friends,” she told me. “It seemed like a really fun way to raise money for Child Watch and have a great evening of karaoke. We contacted Blooms & Gardens, which is a great and unique event location. I think it’s going to be a unique and really lively evening!”
Fowler Black and his lovely wife Emily Yocum will be hosting and singing. Several teams have already signed up: Sam Clymer is representing the McCracken County Attorney's office. Troy Brock & Will Black are bringing a group from Paducah Independent Schools. There will also be a group performing from the Realtors Association including Nikki Smith and Ashlea McMillan. Other performers include Craig Newbern, Ashley Thurman, Kellie Wilferd , Jessica Lott, Shay Morgan , Bryan Carner, and Rachel Cappock.
If you get to the event and get swept up in the karaoke fever, Sing Your Heart Out has you covered. Open mic spots will be auctioned off on the night by local auctioneer Dave Rowton.
The evening will include heavy appetizers provided by the Catering Company, a cash bar, and karaoke entertainment like you have never seen before. Prizes will be awarded for “crowd favorite”, “best costume”, and “most money raised”. All proceeds will support services provided by Child Watch of McCracken County.
Tickets are $40 per person, or you can purchase a table that can seat up to 8 for $400. Sponsor tables of 8 are $800. They can be purchased at Eventbrite.com or, by calling or stopping by Child Watch at 270.443.1440. You can also call to register to sing individually or as a team.
Child Watch Counseling and Advocacy Center provides children and families in Western Kentucky with education, advocacy, and treatment that prevents child abuse; encourages family stability, promotes healthy relationships; enhances individual well-being, and cultivates safe, nurturing families.
Child Watch was established in 1984 to prevent and treat child abuse. Services today include professional counseling for children and families from our locations in Paducah and Benton; education on abuse prevention and responsible, respectful behavior to area elementary students through our Safety Tools and Golden Rules program; and management of the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program of McCracken County, advocating for the best interests of children whose cases are in court due to abuse or neglect.
For more information please visit childwatchcac.org